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Ian Olver says that for the first time the clinical trial results are applicable to small population; he critically discusses ethical issues that precision cancer medicine trials has brought in, the current issues around genetic counselling, main ethical issues around big data and data privacy, the challenges in data protection related to tissue biobanking and key policy issues around genomics.

Cancer care is very expensive and rising cost of new cancer drugs is of great concern leading to special emphasize to value of care. Lieven Annemans discusses the principles of cost-effectiveness and health economy in medical treatment of cancer.